Author: Carol D. Leonnig

Facing mounting legal vulnerabilities, Flynn turned to a deal

By Carol D. Leonnig, When President Trump’s former national security adviser sat down with special counsel Robert S. Mueller III’s team, the veteran battlefield general was a vulnerable man. Michael Flynn faced the threat of prosecution for a mounting series of lies and omissions, including about his talks with the Russian ambassador, his private consulting work at the direction of the Turkish government and payments he received from Russian-backed groups. He felt distant from Trump, with whom he once enjoyed a strong bond. Flynn, who had spent most of his Army career soldiering in Afghanistan and other front lines...

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